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Publications

In working on the diverse projects undertaken by the Center, staff produce, collect, and sometimes manage a number of documents, reports and websites that are relevant to the work at hand.


  • Prioritizing Habitat Restoration Goals in the Tampa Bay Watershed

    2012

    This report summarizes ecological, hydrological, econometric and GIS analyses of freshwater wetland habitats in the Tampa Bay Estuary Program's study area. It maps historical changes from 1950-2007, identifies changes in quality and function of wetland habitats, describes tools developed to assess wetland quality, and describes the results obtained by using the assessment tools. Econometric modeling was employed to assess economic viability of future restoration/mitigation/preservation targets.

    Program Area(s): Research
    Filesize (KB): 4969
    Format: PDF
  • Charlotte Harbor Water Atlas

    FCCDR, 2011

    This interactive web-based atlas is an information gateway for citizens interested in the health of the Charlotte Harbor watershed, which encompasses all or part of seven counties and stretches from coastal Lee County north and east to include part of Polk County. Its geographic coverage includes the study area of the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, a regional alliance that is part of the US Environmental Protection Agency's National Estuary Program.

    Program Area(s): Informatics
    Format: Website
  • Alabama Plant Atlas

    2010

    The Alabama Plant Atlas is a joint effort by the Alabama Herbarium Consortium (AHC) and The University of West Alabama to provide users with a comprehensive searchable database of plants that occur in the state of Alabama. It provides a source of information for each species including the distribution within the state using historical and recent data.

    Program Area(s): Informatics
    Format: Website
  • Manatee County Water Atlas

    FCCDR, 2007

    This interactive web-based atlas is designed to provide residents, visitors, and businesses with an easy-to-use tool to access information about the area's water resources. It is suitable for all ages and interest levels, a science-oriented resource that can be utilized by families, students, and professionals.

    Program Area(s): Informatics
    Format: Website
  • Pinellas County Water Atlas

    FCCDR, 2007

    This interactive web-based atlas provides information on local water resources, watershed planning, environmental events, a "watershed excursion" feature, and school curriculum. Supplemental sponsorship funding has come from the Pinellas County Environmental Foundation and the Florida Department of Transportation.

    Program Area(s): Informatics
    Format: Website
  • Park Street Business District Plan

    Trent Green, 2004

    The Park Street Business District Plan was completed as a streetscape and commercial area improvement plan for the western end of Central Avenue.

    Program Area(s): Design
    Project(s): Park Street
    Format: PDF
  • Sulphur Springs Community Mapping

    Schumann, Christiana, 2002

    This document includes statistics about the neighborhood, as well as maps of the neighborhood environment, key points of interest and neighborhood assets for Sulphur Springs, a neighborhood in Tampa, Florida.

    Program Area(s): Informatics
    Filesize (KB): 11900
    Format: PDF
  • Community Assest Inventory of Pinellas County

    Kyle Campbell (PI) , Shawn Landry (Co-PI) , William Hutchinson (Co-PI) , Michael Rank (Co-PI), 1999

    In an effort to build resiliency and capacity within individuals, families, and communities, the (JWB) Juvenile Welfare Board was interested in developing an inventory of what is present in the community in terms of youth and family-oriented asset-based activities.

    Program Area(s): Informatics
    Format: PDF
  • South Fort Harrison Study Report

    James Moore (PI), 1996

    The South Fort Harrison study area has significant potential for redevelopment if certain impediments, primarily rigid zoning laws, are loosened and the natural assets it possesses are seized upon and successfully marketed.

    Program Area(s): Design
    Format: PDF
  • Safe Schools Design Guidelines

    James Moore and Dan Powers, 1993

    This document examines the use of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) guidelines in designing or re-designing Florida's Schools in terms of life-safety, educational policy or intent, costs and overall educational environment.

    Program Area(s):
    Filesize (KB): 22000
    Format: PDF
  • Zephyrhills Feasibility Study

    Florida Center, 1990

    This study was undertaken at the request of the City Council of Zephyrhills in order to investigate and evaluate six different sites within the municipality for a proposed new community center. A special urban design workshop at the FAMU/USF Cooperative M. Arch Program was established during the Spring 1990 term to accommodate the study which was generously supported by the government and people of Zephyrhills.

    Program Area(s): Design
    Format: PDF
  • The Overtown Connection

    Florida Center, 1988

    Over the past three decades the Overtown district in central Miami has witnessed the decline of once vital entertainment functions, residential property neglect and abandonment, fragmentation of neighborhoods by criss-crossing highways and rapid transit construction, and mounting socio-economic distress within the remaining population.

    Program Area(s): Design
    Format: PDF
  • Water Atlas Program

    The Florida Center

    The Atlas Program is designed to provide citizens, scientists, professionals, and planners with comprehensive and current water quality, hydrologic, and ecological data, as well as information about recreational opportunities and a library of scientific and educational materials on water resource issues. The Atlas is a "one stop information shop" for concerned citizens and scientists alike.

    Program Area(s):
    Format: Website